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3 die in two road accidents near JJ

mumbai Updated: Mar 09, 2010 01:28 IST
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Three men were killed in two separate road accidents near JJ Hospital in south Mumbai on Sunday night.

A 17-year old died after he lost control of his motorcycle on JJ flyover and hit the divider.

The pillion rider escaped without injuries.

Mohammad Sahaad Mohammad Rafiq Merchant, a resident of Macchiswala Building in Dongri, was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head injuries. He was rushed to JJ Hospital but declared dead before admission.

The police said Merchant and his friend had gone for a joyride near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 9pm.

“At 11.15 pm, when they reached the turn at Mandvi post office, Merchant lost control of his Splendor and crashed into the divider. Merchant hit his head on the divider,” said Shamsher Pathan, senior police inspector of the Pydhonie police station.

Around 30 minutes later, a speeding tourist car ran over two pedestrians near JJ Hospital. The driver, Mehmmod Irshad Ali Sayyed (35), who was allegedly drunk, tried to flee but was caught by locals and handed over to the police.

The deceased were identified as Nagpada residents Abdul Sattar Shaikh (45) and Nasruddin Shaikh Mohammad Hanif (59) were employed at a perfumery shop in Colaba.

Police arrested Sayyed and charged him with rash driving, causing hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety of others and drunk driving.

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